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Prevent And Treat Heartburn

Lifestyle choices, including the food you eat, can help prevent or treat acid reflux.  Some quick tips:

  • Manage stress
  • Get good sleep
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid or limit spicy, fried or fatty foods, chocolate, onions, garlic, citrus fruits and juices, tomato-based foods like pizza, caffeine, alcohol
  • Eat whole foods high in fiber.  They can protect against acid reflux and esophageal cancer
  • Eat small meals and avoid overeating
  • Don’t lie down after a meal and don’t eat too close to bedtime
  • If you have heartburn at night or while trying to sleep, elevate the head of your bed

Read the full Brit & Co article here



Foods That Can Cause Diarrhea

gummybearsIn general, most cases of acute diarrhea are infectious and more likely viral than bacterial.  As diarrhea persists, noninfectious causes become more common.  Inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and malabsorption syndromes can all cause diarrhea.  Food can also be responsible for gastrointestinal symptoms.  Common foods that cause diarrhea include sugar substitutes, coffee, alcohol, dairy, wheat, FODMAPs, spicy food and fast food.  Read the full Prevention article here.


Meal Planning For Intestinal Disease


Specific diet plans are often prescribed for gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating or gastrointestinal diseases like short bowel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and motility disorders.  These diets often involve manipulating the amount of fiber, FODMAPs and fat you eat


Good Fats, Bad Fats

AvocadoBlogA recent study conducted at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and published in the journal JAMA found that eating saturated fat and trans fat was associated with higher death rates while eating unsaturated fat was associated with lower death rates.


Is Wheat Sensitivity Real?


Is non-celiac wheat sensitivity real? Patients often present with a variety of symptoms to wheat and self-diagnose themselves with “wheat sensitivity,” but when labs and endoscopic tests come back negative for celiac disease, they are left wondering what it is they do have or if it was all in their heads.


Food Doesn’t Have To Wear Makeup

When it comes to food coloring, why should we have to prove just exactly how and why the substance causes a negative effect on the people who consume it before we can ban it? If this were a necessary or meaningful food ingredient in any way, sure, that would be a reasonable standard. But food coloring has no nutritional value. Why are we risking it?